Dave Conrad's practice includes commercial real estate law/real estate and asset-based commercial lending and workout, emphasizing representation of financial institutions and developers in connection with commercial real estate loans, including hotels, office buildings, apartments, nursing homes, condominiums and shopping centers. He represents construction and permanent mortgage lenders in negotiation and documentation of commercial loans (new and restructured).

Dave’s practice also includes general real estate matters; the workout of troubled loans; negotiating and drafting leases, acquisition and sales contracts, operating agreements and lender liability litigation. He has additional experience in the purchase and sale of loans and loan servicing, including loan participation agreements and syndicated loans. Dave has been the lead Ohio attorney on many energy-related projects relating to all real estate, finance and closing matters. He provides creative solutions to real estate matters throughout Ohio, the Midwest, and other parts of the country. 

Industries & Practices


Kenyon College (A.B., summa cum laude, 1977); Phi Beta Kappa

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 1980); Order of the Coif; Ohio State Law Journal; Award for Academic Excellence


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 1995–2023

Recognized, ChambersUSA, Real Estate with a Band 2 ranking, 2008–2022

Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Real Estate: Business; Banking; Business/Corporate), 2004–2019

Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law), 2012, 2018

Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities

Past Chair, Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), Central and Northern Ohio




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David K. Conrad

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
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